William Hedley: The Inventor of Railway Locomotion on the Present Principle

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Crosby Lockwood, 1885 - Locomotives - 80 pages
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Page 80 - We should be glad to see this book in the possession of everyone in the kingdom who has ever laid, or is to lay, hands on a locomotive engine.
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